I’ve known Michele since high school, but not professionally until I saw what a fabulous job she did to find a new home for my sister who was moving here from Sacramento. Suddenly I realized I was ready to move too. Out of my lovely Walnut Creek home where I had lived for 16 years and into something with no yard. Michele ably assisted me in getting my home ready for sale, listing, marketing, and coaching me through the entire process. I was very impressed with her. She helped me assess the value of my home (much more than I had expected). I received a great offer with a quick close and the process went like clockwork. Michele said I would get the highest possible price, and I did. I was then ready to search for and find a new home in Rossmoor. I was very particular about what I wanted. Again, Michele was diligent. She found and showed me several properties that met my criteria and were always available to me. When we found the perfect home, Michele jumped in and her negotiation skills helped to seal the deal. Following acceptance of my offer, Michele also leads the way to getting a quick clean close. My dog and I love our new home and we are so happy in our new community. I highly recommend Michele McKay. I didn’t realize that buying and selling a home could be so much fun.
Once we met Michele, we knew we had found the person who would help us buy our next home. Michele is very warm and engaging, diligent, thoughtful, and patient. And she knows her stuff. She made sure we understood every step of the process in buying our home, and she was very respectful and listened to what we wanted. Michele made sure she was always available to answer any of our questions and allay any concerns we might have. Michele was also honest with us in assessing how much work a house might really need. And I was initially worried we wouldn't find the right house for us that met all our needs (affordable. good commuting, good schools), but Michele reassured us that our house was out there. Her patience helped us figure out what we really wanted. We do hope to stay in our house a while, but if we ever need a Realtor® in the future, we wouldn't consider going to any other person other than Michele. You'll be in great hands.
Michele McKay helped my family with a difficult long-distance sale after a family member passed away. The house was old and somewhat neglected. We needed someone to take control of cleaning up the house and property. We knew we needed to put some effort into making the house presentable but did not want to spend more than was necessary. Michele made recommendations and then researched the various cost options. The information was then relayed so that we could make informed decisions. Michele then managed the on-site work for us. She wasn’t pushy and never proceeded with any work that we had not considered and approved. The house sold quickly. In fact, before being placed on the market and before we had even completed the minimum work we had thought necessary. Michele truly worked in our best interest.
If you're thinking about buying or selling, I highly recommend Michele. I have known Michele for many years, from junior high school days and through our years together as Architects. When I decided to sell my home in Sacramento, Michele referred a local Realtor® to me. She then tirelessly showed me homes that fit my needs, helped me negotiate a great deal, and arranged all necessary tests and reports. The whole experience was so painless that my sister decided to list her home with Michele and they worked together to find her a new home near me. Michele is a dedicated professional who delivers from beginning to end. Her architectural background and artistic eye are a great added bonus.
I have bought and sold several homes in the Bay Area over the years so I speak from experience when I say that Michele McKay is one of the best agents I have ever worked with. In selling my home in Lafayette I felt very lucky to be represented by Michele, who was so knowledgeable and proactive throughout. Calm and professional, she was always several steps ahead to keep things moving along smoothly. It never occurred to me beforehand that there would be any special benefit from Michele's architectural background, but her access to engineers and other experts and her ability to read and understand their sketches and reports turned out to be key to completing the sale. Thank You, Michele.
Michele helped us find a home in the Bay Area when we moved from Sacramento. We put her through her paces: we had a limited budget (in the Bay Area), we had some specific things we wanted (closeness to BART, restaurants), and some things we didn't want (a yard). Her architectural background really does come in handy when we looked at some places and had to decide whether we really could make it into the home we wanted. We went through the process of submitting bids and getting outbid by lots. She never gave upon us. And we are now in a great condo in Jack London Square. Couldn't be happier. Thanks, Michele.
Michele was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, honest, always available to answer our calls, and very knowledgeable. She is also very friendly and cares a lot about her clients. She listened to our concerns and never pushed us to make a decision we weren't comfortable with. Her professional background in architecture was also very helpful, especially if you are thinking of doing any kind of remodeling to your new home. She has a lot of contacts like general contractors, plumbers, handymen which she is happy to share with you at any time. Overall she is a gem.
Michelle helped us to find our new home. It was really nice working with her. She is really knowledgeable about the entire process and responds to messages and calls almost immediately. She was available to help even after we bought the home. Also, she has good contacts for any work you need to do at the home being purchased.
Michele helped to sell my parent's condominium in Rossmore. Her design talents were invaluable in deciding how much renovation to do, selecting paint colors, and staging the furniture. The place looked beautiful. We got several offers and it sold for top dollar. I am a happy client. Thank you, Michele.
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